Get the print edition of the New York Times with your digital entertainment credit


On this week’s episode of Frequent Miler on the Air, I noted that one of the reasons I am not enthusiastic about the Amex Platinum card’s new “digital entertainment credit” is because I have no interest in reading long-form New York Times-style articles on my phone (and yes, I noted the irony in that statement given the length of some of my own posts). I said I’d be interested in a print edition (if it were actually available in my area; it isn’t). Commenter NK3 alerted me to something I’d missed in the Terms & Conditions of the digital entertainment credit: it can be used for the print edition of the New York Times. While that still won’t do me any good personally, it would make me much more enthusiastic about this deal if I could take advantage of it.

I’d skipped over the key fine print of the Digital Entertainment Credit that says:

The New York Times: Eligible purchases for the New York Times include any subscriptions (including digital or print news, NYT Cooking, and New York Times Games) made directly through Eligible purchases do not include advertising services, NYT conferences, gift cards, the TimesDigest or purchases from the NYTimes company store.

That’s good news to fans of print media since it means you could use this $20 monthly credit toward home delivery of the print edition. Unfortunately, home delivery is not available in my area, but in the several zip codes I checked, half off for the first year meant that $20 every 4 weeks would get you home delivery of the Sunday edition.

I’d be very happy to get home delivery of the Sunday edition for a year, and not just because they quoted me in the Sunday New York Times Magazine this year.

I figured that I’m probably not the only cardholder who missed this tidbit, so it was worth sharing NK3’s comment for those who may be interested in print media or one of the other New York Times subscriptions available.

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